Watch the stars turn you to nothing
Now blush and smile as they whisk you away
Part your lips a bit more, I'll swallow your fear
I will show you how
All the bite marks impress
A need to be here
A need to see...

City lights, like rain
Dance and explode
Fall upon debutants
Reeling from nights that
Kiss and control
All of our broken hearts

Velvet burns the wrists while restraining
You blushed and smiled and you said you would stay
One more time steal my breath, I'll feed you the sky
I will show you how
Steal the glamour from death and before you die
Oh you should see

City lights, like rain
Dance and explode
Fall upon debutants
Reeling from nights that
Kiss and control
All of our broken hearts

"We all want to die like movie stars," you said as you jumped from the height of our cutting room floor while above us, glowing, exploding, our dreams burst forth in light and death. Hold me and tell me "We'll burn like stars. We'll burn as we fall. Watch as city lights dance for us."

City lights, like rain
Dance and explode
Fall upon debutants
Reeling from nights that
Kiss and control
All of our broken hearts


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  • +3
    General CommentI beleive theres a storyline thats forming from STS, DU, and thier next albums to come.. kinda like how Claudio Sanchez from coheed bases his songs off of his novels
    ka11itkarmaon October 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'm sort of shocked that no one's discussed the song's story or at least I guess how I hear it. I mean in the monologue he spells it out. Maybe everyone already knows which is why they're not discussing it? Anyway, the song is about modern day star crossed lovers and their double suicide.

    Listen to the music. It has a very dark and eerie sound it. I can't tell you what everything means word for word but I'll try giving a thorough explanation haha

    But the lyrics

    "Watch the stars turn you to nothing" (like "star-crossed" lovers (think Romeo & Juliet) aka: a relationship that's doomed from the start) I think this is also a double reference to them falling under the sky at night. It's seeing her fall under the stars to her death.

    "Now blush and smile as they whisk you away"

    I think this is the agreement of the suicide pact. They're whisking her away because she isn't meant to be with him in their eyes.

    other lines like "Part your lips a bit more. I will swallow your fear. I will show you how." Are a reference to the fear of dying. He will "show her how." This means He will commit her to this pact as he has himself.

    Then the chorus.


    City lights, like rain
    Dance and explode
    Fall upon debutants
    Reeling from nights that
    Kiss and control
    All of our broken hearts


    The city lights are the ones he and her will see as they fall to their death but I think it's also a reference to the light shed upon their relationship. The relationship was a "dance" and it did "explode"

    "fall upon debutants" as they haven't performed for any of us tells us they're young (again think Romeo and Juliet) and haven't ventured outward yet. But a debutant is also someone making their debut usually in professional career or into public (in case you didn't know). This entire suicide is being viewed as a Hollywood movie. These city lights are like the movie lights to their own scene. They're "debuting" actor and actress in their movie and to the public in that they're jumping off a building.

    The lines "Reeling from nights that Kiss and control" the reel is a reference to a film reel (the Hollywood glamorization of suicide) and the kiss and control all of our broken hearts line is the fact they don't know what to do because they can't be together but can't be without each other. They can't control their broken hearts from being torn apart so they'll kill themselves together so that they may die in the way we romanticize love and the glamorization of young suicide (

    "Velvet burns wrists while restraining. You blushed and smiled and said you would stay" She's having second thoughts,there's a struggle as she's wearing velvet and it's burning wrists as she tries breaking his grasp on her wrists. He won't let her stop this. He reminds her she already agreed and said she would stay.

    (and my favorite part) Notice how the music picks up (particularly the guitar) right here and it gets more intense. Notice the distortion.

    "One more time steal my breath I'll feed you the sky. I will show you how. Steal the glamor from death and before you die..." He's saying kiss me before we fall. He will feed her the sky as they soar down. He will hold her as they fall. The glamor of a young couple dying.

    In the monologue he's discussing the fact that their dreams of being together will burst in the light (the stars) and death (suicide). They'll burn like Hollywood stars as they descend rapidly into the ground. The city lights will dance as they watch them going who knows how insanely fast.

    Anyway, yeah, I think I'm pretty spot on here but tell me what you think. For whenever the next person within 9 months responds lol
    th3rd3y3on August 14, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentDavey Havok is well read. I feel that a lot of his lyrics are influenced by Shakespearean tragedy. I believe this song may be an attempt at a modern day Romeo and Juliet. The two lovers die together and become famous for it. Its a play on Shakespeare's tragedy.
    XcrashXhateXon July 14, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General Commentreal lyrics:

    Watch the stars turn you to nothing. Now blush and smile as they whisk you away. Part your
    lips a bit more. I'll swallow your fear. I will show you how all the bite makrs impress a need to
    be hear, a need to see city lights, like rain, dance and explode, fall upon debutants reeling
    from nights that kiss and control all of our broken hearts. Velvet burns the wrists while restraining.
    You blushed and smiled and said you would stay. One more time steal my breath, I'll feed you
    the sky. I will show you how. Steal the glamour from death and before you die, oh, you should
    see city lights, like rain, dance and explode, fall upon debutants reeling like nights thats kiss
    and control all of our broken hearts. "We all want to die like movie stars." you said as you jumped
    from the height of our cutting room floor while above us, glowing, exploding, our dreams burst
    forth in light and death. Hold me and tell me "We'll burn like stars. We'll burn as we fall. Watch
    as city lights dance for us."
    thebagelofdeathon May 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI have yet to hear this song (as the album doesnt come out till 6.6.06)... but i absolutely LOVE the lyrics... esp:
    'I'll swallow your fear.
    I will show you how.
    all the bite marks inpressed
    are need to be here'
    so beautiful...
    candie1112on May 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI have yet to hear this song (as the album doesnt come out till 6.6.06)... but i absolutely LOVE the lyrics... esp:
    'I'll swallow your fear.
    I will show you how.
    all the bite marks inpressed
    are need to be here'
    so beautiful...
    candie1112on May 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentamazing song. the best part is by far,
    "'now i wanna die like movie stars,' you said.
    as you jumped from the height of our cuttingroom floor.
    while above us glowing, exploding, our dreams burst forth in light and death.
    hold me and tell me we'll burn like stars, we'll burn as we fall.
    watch as city lights trasform us..."
    voiceontapeon May 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it might be:
    "Part your lips a bit more..."
    (: Beautiful song. Especially the spoken part.
    miss_melancholyon May 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it might be:
    "Part your lips a bit more..."
    (: Beautiful song. Especially the spoken part.
    miss_melancholyon May 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it might be:
    "Part your lips a bit more..."
    (: Beautiful song. Especially the spoken part.
    miss_melancholyon May 27, 2006   Link

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